If you're a Disney fan and you love food and wine, then you likely know Epcot's 35th International Food & Wine Festival is kicking off! The festivities begin August 31st!
Tastings, seminars, concerts, and 35 kiosks help celebrate the variety of bites and beverages this popular festival is serving up this year.
Here are a few of the new offerings for 2017!
The Odyssey Pavilion is serving up eats with tributes to the past, present & future with a Chilled Scotch Egg, Zesty Cheeseburger & Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich (hello, YUM?!), L'Orange Cotton Candy & Sprite with Boba Pearls!
Head over to Meet the Chefs and watch the masters demonstrate their skills in Disney restaurant kitchens, participate in seminars within the festival (some offered for a fee), or listen to their time-tested tips & tricks to help you in your kitchen! New chefs this year include Chad Johnson, Daniella Malfitano & Jet Tila to name a few!
Brand new kiosks for 2017 include:
Active Eats ... Try the Sweet Avocado Crema offered with a matching beverage & more!
Coastal Eats ... Sail on in here to try Lump Crab Cake paired with a Pacific Coastal wine!
Flavors From Fire ... Love Spicy? Try the Piggy Wings or Chocolate Picante! Hot, hot, hot!
Light Lab ... Thirsty? Savor some sips from this kiosk's selection of drafts, spirits & vitamin waters!
The Almond Orchard ... If you're feeling a bit nutty after walking through the World Showcase, take a bite out of their Banana Almond Sundae!
Returning to the festival this year after a bit of a hiatus are kiosks for India, Spain & Thailand! What snacks are you hoping to try this year?
Feel like dancing as you're eating & drinking your way around the world? Stop by the America Gardens Theatre each night for the Eat to the Beat concert series! Artists such as Lauren Alaina, Fuel, Kenny G, Tiffany, Hanson, Living Colour and more will have you moving in your seat! MmmmBop!
AND, who doesn't love CHEESE?! Guest cheese makers will explain the flavor profile of popular cheeses as well as their featured regions, while guests sample a variety of artisanal bites paired with complementary wines & craft beers. Internationally renowned cheese experts will also be leading seminars serving up a bit of fromage from all over the world including France, Italy, and the Mediterranean. Taste Old World pairings of wine & cheese as well as British & American selections!
There's so much going on during the Festival this year; make sure you let us know if we can reserve any of the special events for you! You won't want to miss out on these fun events! Eating, drinking & Disney; what's more fun than that?!
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